Sunday, July 20, 2014

Melon Mambo, Black & White for OWH


Lately I've been loving this Melon Mambo, white & black combination, so I've used it for the OWH sketch challenge #234. Today's sketch is right up my alley as I love making layered cards with lots of texture. The chevron dsp is from WeRMemory Keepers - a score from a Tuesday Morning store. The main image is  SU! Pictogram Punches and the mini heart was done with a SU! mini punch. I did a little piercing and embossed the Melon Mambo panel with a Darice ef. The 3 hearts were done with Lil Inker dies, and they just looked better there than a circle, so once again I took liberties with the sketch, but that's nothing new :)


Here's my card for the OWH midweek throwdown which is to make an any hero card with stars. I printed off a few extra of these digi sentiments (free from Paula through OWH a long time ago) when I was playing along with the VCMP earlier this month, so I used another one today. I usually make masculine hero cards, so I'm trying to make more feminine cards since there are many female heroes serving our country too! The embossed panel was done with a SU! spots ef, and the stars were done with a SU! mini punch. Mini white brads were added to the centers.

I'm also entering these into Pixies Snippet Playground #134 as I used leftover snippets on both cards.

I also wanted to mention that Deedee Anderson has added a new freebie to the store but it's only available until Friday! You can find all the details here for grabbing "Triple Scoop" while it's free! Check it out!



Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me and make it a wonderful day whatever you do!

Carol

19 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I too love that Melon Mambo with the White and Black, very stylish. Both of these cards are a delight for me eyes. Some female hero will be thrilled with this second card, that's for sure. Have a great day talk to you soon.

Linda said...

Fabby take on this week's sketch! Love that color combo and the stacked hearts! WTG!!!

scrappymo! said...

These are wonderful! Love the EF's you chose and the pops of colour.

I love chevron paper but am not so good about using it. Your chevron paper looks fabulour with the strong colours you have chose...I must try to remember that!!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic striking cards, I like them a lot!


Warm hugs
Maarit

Debbie Caldwell said...

Love your card for the OWH sketch 234 The colors are so vibrant and the hearts are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

MaryH said...

Now you've made it me love this color combo too, and I don't HAVE any SU melon mambo paper either!!! Love all the textures and layers on each of these pretties, and I spotted an EF that I have & forgot about! Such inspiration you provide me, with colors, designs and then when you use something I might have...zip, right I go off to hunt it! How you manage to make so many wonderful cards...amazing. Hope your Sunday is going great! TFS &Hugs

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Really great cards! I love how your cards have such nice color contrast, sharp and crisp. Love today's challenge, pink black and white really jump at you! TFS!

Missy said...

I love it! Great pattern combo!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful colors on tehse and I really like the sketches. Great cards. Missed you! Hugz

Diane Jaquay said...

I like this color combo too, Carol! Love the piercing and embossing on these, gives them a wonderful texture!

Di said...

Two stunning cards Carol! Gosh I do love the designs and those colours with the Melon Mambo are just fabulous!

Hugs, Di xx

Camille Short said...

Love the color combination!

Melissa T. said...

Love all of the piercing! :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Terrific take on this week's sketch Carol! Love all the texture, especially the piercing. The liberties using hearts is so adorable, and they do make sort of a circle. lol!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Black, white and melon mambo are the best combo ever. What a striking card! I love all the zig zagged motion in it and the paper piercing. Everything is perfect. The other card is no slouch either.

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Carol.

Another two fabulous cards! Love the embossing choices you made with that dp. :)

jimlynn said...

Both are bright and beautiful!!! Love the Melon Mambo on these. Fantastic cards.
Lynn

Elizabeth said...

Two fabulous snippet cards. I can quite see why you like that colour combination, it works so well. Elizabeth xx

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving those of these cards Carol!I really love the colors, piercing and papers! Yep, these are two fabulous cards! Hugs, Brenda